Waiting reminds us that we don’t know what’s best. Or when is best. It puts in perspective our role in all of this life and faith we dwell in. We are recipients. Recipients of God’s good grace. Receivers of life and salvation. We don’t earn, we don’t decide, we don’t demand. We simply receive what God gives us in Jesus.
This is why intentional waiting is good. This is why the advent season is so important. We don’t wait because Jesus hasn’t come yet. We don’t anticipate because we don’t know the day of his arrival as a tiny baby. We wait because it puts us in our place. We are receiving what God has given in Jesus. What he gave in his good time—the fullness of time.
Why was then the best time? Why not earlier…or later?
We don’t know. It is not our place. We wait to remember that Jesus came when the time was right. Not because of what others had done, or because someone said the right things to the Father. He came because the Father determined it was right. And we simply receive the Savior.
Day Twelve Reading: Galatians 3:23-4:7
Consider what it means that God sent forth his Son “when the fullness of time had come?”
Do you believe that you are God’s heir? What does it mean to believe this?
Prayer—Thank you, God, for making us your heirs through Jesus. Thank you for sending him at just the right time.